Join us in a residential STEM camp for rising 8th-12th grade students! Live at Rice University in Houston, TX during camp!
I have become a better student because of the Tapia Camp. I have more skills that I’m able to utilize with the people around me.
Cassandra S.- McAllen ISD
Summer 2020 Programs
Collaborate with 8th-12th grade campers! Be challenged in a wide variety of STEM disciplines: Math, Biology, Computer Science, and Physics. Research, plan, communicate, and execute projects while competing against other teams. Choose one of three residential programs.
STEM Camp - July 5-10, 2020 & July 12-17, 2020- Be engaged in and practice communication through science, technology, engineering, and math projects with peers from around the world. Interact with professors, academics, and corporate professionals.
Dual Language STEM Camp- July 12-17, 2020- Be engaged in and practice communication through science, technology, engineering and math projects with others around the world in bilingually! Interact with professors, academics, and corporate professionals. Choose either English/Spanish or English/Mandarin
Top 3 Camp- July 5-10, 2020- Challenge other top 3 seniors in developing projects, expanding work-life balance, and preparing for your academic and professional future by interacting with professors, academics, and corporate professionals.
Are you a K-12 educator wanting to experience Project Based Learning (PBL)? Then the Tapia Camp for Professional Development is for you. Experience PBL first hand as a student and as a teacher. Learn how to assess, integrate your content standards, and even integrate language standards to meet the needs of all students. Participants under 18 years of age are not allowed in the K-12 educator camp. July 5-10, 2020 & July 12-17, 2020
Tapia Camp was a major factor in my decision to be a STEM major. The team projects and guidance from university students gave me my first introduction to the work environment in college classes, eventually persuading me to actually enjoy the challenge of more difficult courses. I also apply many of the skills I learned at the camp, such as effective public speaking and teamwork, in many of my classes in college. In addition, the camp was my first exposure to Rice University, and remembering how it felt back then makes me all the more excited to now be a student here. Overall, Tapia Camp was an invaluable experience that I will always be grateful for.
-Cordero L. Sharyland ISD